1. AC Question's Avatar
    When doing a translation, a customer of mine showed me an Android System icon. It was green with a picture the looked like a pulley (there was a big silver wheel next to a smaller silver wheel with a band around them both). We saw several of these icons when on the Share With page.
    12-20-2016 01:47 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Tap one and you have the option to share with certain System apps.What is the Android System icon-1482266636376.jpg
    12-20-2016 02:44 PM
  3. rcrc001's Avatar
    Cool, thanks. I had been searching for a while on this topic until I came across this forum. I have a couple of follow-up questions (your response may lead to a couple of more). What triggers these icons to appear? Why would a user need to share data with a system app?
    12-21-2016 09:29 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I'm not sure, but some of those System apps are Calendar, Google Drive, Clipboard, so I suppose it makes some kind of sense. Why they're not simply listed as separate Share options I don't know.
    Anyways, welcome as a new member.
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    12-21-2016 01:11 PM
  5. rcrc001's Avatar
    Thanks for quick response. I will continue my quest for answers.
    belodion likes this.
    12-21-2016 01:18 PM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    I've passed this on to more knowledgeable members.

    Also, I've just Shared a translation to Clipboard, which was in one of those Android System options. After that, Clipboard appears as a Share option by itself. Nevertheless, I have Shared to Clipboard in the past, though not recently.
    12-21-2016 02:41 PM
  7. rcrc001's Avatar
    Thanks. When I think of system apps in this scenario, I'm leaning towards sys apps w/o a UI. Please let me know if you find out anything. I very much appreciate your efforts.
    12-22-2016 12:55 PM
  8. jeffhaskins's Avatar
    The symbol is the app icon for the application framwork-res.apk, found in /system/framework. Inside that apk is all of the resources the OS uses. It is one of the main apks to edit when modding or theming you Android OS.
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    12-22-2016 01:31 PM
  9. rcrc001's Avatar
    Thanks for this additional piece of the puzzle.
    12-22-2016 05:59 PM

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